Controversy Over Running of “Mongol Derby”

A horseback excursion scheduled to begin August 22, 2009 (and to be held annually thereafter) in Mongolia has ignited fierce debate in the equestrian world.  The ride that organizers have dubbed the “Mongol Derby” is the brainchild of a travel organization called the Adventurists.  According to the group’s website, the Adventurists started out as a couple … Continue reading

Mare Dies in Accident at Tevis Cup Endurance Ride

A mare named Ice Joy fell to her death at the Tevis Cup Endurance Ride in Northern California.  The horse was being led in hand by owner Skip Kemerer of Maryland when she apparently stumbled and fell down a slope.  A report at the Tevis Cup website’s Google group states that she suffered a fatal … Continue reading

Young Mare Dies in Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Accident

A four-year-old mare named “Strawberry Fudge” died at the Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) rodeo last month as a result of what Bob Budd, the “chairman of the rodeo’s animal care committee,” called a “freak accident.”  Strawberry Fudge, a horse owned by Vold Rodeo Company, was being ridden in a “saddle bronc riding” competition by  Brett … Continue reading